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    Star Trek hopelessly outdated

    07 Aug 2009

    Guest posting by Miren Gutierrez, IPS editor-in-chief

    Master and commander - a male.

    So 1960s...Star Trek masters and commanders are all men.

    The other day I saw Star Trek. What an uncreative film. Listen, women: in the year 2387, men will still wear the pants and command the ship, while leggy women are busy being ornamental in mini skirts.

    I don’t expect films to campaign for human rights, especially films of this nature. Space odysseys just have to be entertaining, surprising, ingenious. But Star Trek was just unimaginative, reproducing the social prejudices of the sixties, when the TV series on which this film is based started. As if nothing had changed…

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